Tens of thousands of people attend a candlelight vigil at Victoria Park in Hong Kong, Saturday, June 4, 2016, to commemorate victims of the 1989 military crackdown in Beijing. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)
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Chinese police have detained several activists while others were placed under surveillance for the anniversary of the bloody 1989 crackdown in Tiananmen Square, which was heavily policed Saturday.Six human rights activists, including the poet Liang Taiping, have been held by Beijing police since Thursday after holding a private ceremony commemorating June 4, the Chinese NGO Weiquanwang said.The letter also said they had been warned that all visits to the home of the group's founder Ding Zilin, who is now 79-years-old and in poor health, would be restricted from April 22 to June 4 .Ding was under increased surveillance at her home and the police had cut the household telephone line, Hong Kong-based media reported.In Hong Kong, a planned vigil for those killed in the 1989 crackdown -- which is held annually and usually draws tens of thousands of people -- has exposed a rift within the city's own pro-democracy camp.
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